Grants Open to Boost Tourism in the Outback

The State Government has kick-started it’s 2019 Year of Outback Tourism initiative with the first round of the $3 million Premier’s Outback Events Program being launched at Parliament House.

The Outback Events Program will be rolled-out across 2019-20, with three available funding rounds in 2019.


Applicants are eligible to apply for up to $100,000 per event.

Each application must be for unique submissions and events must be delivered on or before 31 December 2020.

The deadline for round one applications is 1 April 2019, with applicants notified in May 2019.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the program will offer $3 million in funding, supporting events hosted across 27 eligible Local Government areas.

“We’re encouraging local councils, community groups and businesses to create new events or extend existing events, offering funding from $1,000 to $100,000 per application.”

For more information on the Outback Events Program and to apply for funding, please visit